25 Soft Bra Patterns to Get You Started in Bra Making

25 Soft Bra Patterns Bralette Patterns to get you started in bra making

Welcome to the seventh post of “The Complete Guide to Bra Making” series. This post contains a list of 25 soft bra patterns to get you started in bra making.

In general, I stuck with soft bra patterns that are popular and well-loved by the bra making community. This is so you can find further information in the form of tutorials or blog posts on any of the bra patterns you choose to google. This also means that the Instagram hashtags are populated with photos of completed bra projects by other makers, which should give you plenty of inspiration for your own bra making projects.

Notes: Beginner friendly patterns or patterns that have ample instructions or tutorials are designated with “beginner friendly”. Patterns that are free are also indicated. All sizes are in U.S. sizing unless otherwise noted.

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Casual/Everyday Soft Bra Patterns

Cloth Habit Watson Bra
**beginner friendly**
Size Range: 30B-30I, 32A-32H, 34AA-34G, 36AA-36F, 38A-38E, 40A-40D
Format: PDF only
Helpful Link: Sew-a-long available here.

Evie la Luve Rosie Bra
Size Range: XS-XL
Format: PDF Only

Evie la Luve Mali Bra
Size Range: XS-XL
Format: PDF Only

Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 View A & B
**beginner friendly**
Size Range: 32A-42DD
Format: Paper & PDF Available

Make Bra Ulla Bra
Size Range  36B-36J, 38B-38I, 40B-40H, 42B-42G, 44B-44F, 46B-46DD
Format: PDF Only

Merckwaerdigh BHS10 in Views B & C
Size Range: 30A-42A, 28B-40B, 28C-38C, 28D-36 D (UK Sizing)
Format: Paper Only

Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette 
**beginner friendly**
Size Range: XS-L
Format: PDF only

Ohhh Lulu Sews Jasmine Soft Bra
 **beginner friendly**
Size Range: XS-XXL
Format: PDF Only
Helpful Link: Free video tutorial here.

Ohhh Lulu Sews Josephine Bralette
Size Range: XS-XL
Format: PDF Only

Ohhh Lulu Sews Peridot Bralette
Size Range: XS-XXL
Format: PDF Only

Ohhh Lulu Sews Romy Soft Bra
**beginner friendly**
Size Range: XS-XXL
Format: PDF Only
Helpful Link: Free video tutorial here.

Pin Up Girls Sweet Sixteen Bralette
Size Range: Band size 28″-38″, bottom cup depth of 2.75″-5.25″
Format: PDF Only

Seamwork Florence Bra
**beginner friendly**
Size Range: XS-3XL
Format: PDF only

Sew So Easy Bralette
*beginner friendly**, **free**
Size Range  XXS-XL
Format: PDF Only

Toru & Naoko Elenna Bra
Size Range  XS-XXL
Format: PDF Only

Sporty Soft Bra Patterns

Madalynne Intimiates Noelle Halter Bra
**beginner friendly**, **free**
Size Range  XS-L
Format: PDF Only

Merckwaerdigh Gym Sports Bra
Size Range  XS-L
Format: PDF Only

Merckwaerdigh Sporty Soft Bra
Size Range  30A-42H, 28B-40B, 28C-38C, 28D-36D (UK Sizing)
Format: PDF Only

Peek a Boo Pattern Shop Vitality Sports Bra
Size Range  XXS-XXXL
Format: PDF Only

Pin Up Girls Kerri Sports Bra
Size Range: Bust Sizes 32″-50″, recommended for B-G cups
Format: Paper Only

Sophie Hines Euler Bralette
Size Range: XS-XXL
Format: PDF Only

Strappy/Edgy Soft Bra Patterns

Jazzy Ro DIY Strappy Bralette
**beginner friendly**, **free**
Size Range: XS-L
Format: PDF Only
Helpful Link: Free video tutorial here.

Madalynne Intimates Sierra Wrap Around Bra 
**beginner friendly**, *free**
Size Range: XS-L
Format: PDF Only
Helpful Link: Sew-a-long available here.

Make Bra Strappy Bralette
**free**
Size Range: One Size
Format: PDF Only

Ohhh Lulu Sews Amber Halter Bra
Size Range: XS-XXL
Format: PDF Only

Final Notes

There are more and mores soft bra patterns coming out each year, but this list should be sufficient to get you started. In the near future, I will probably publish another list with the newer patterns. Happy Sewing!

Some Instagram hashtags to check out:

#jasminebra
#watsonbra
#eulerbralette

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13 Comments

  1. Great post! Would you happen to know what fabric the floral bra in the picture is and the pattern for it? Thank you x

    1. The fabric is a scuba knit that I purchased directly from a Fabric Wholesaler for Esplanade Bra Kits in my shop. I used the leftover yardage for this bralette. It’s a self-drafted Triangle Bralette but you can make something similar using the Merckwaeridgh Triangle Bralette.

  2. I started with the Sew So Easy lace bralette and while it was cute in the end, I did have some issues with the pattern. It gives chest measurements for sizes and then says it’s based on a C cup. Doesn’t give band measurements. I had some troubles on one size with things not lining up. It was a good introduction though.
    I just made the racerback version of Simplicity 8228 and love it. The sizing is a little odd so I would do a quick muslin. Some people say use your RTW sizing, some say use the pattern chart. Neither worked for us LOL. I plan to make more of this one!

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